Available Seat Miles

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Available Seat Miles

A measure of an airplane's ability to carry passengers. It is calculated by taking the number of seats available on the plane and multiplying by the number of miles the plane flies. Available seat miles are important because they are used to calculate the cost per available seat mile and the revenue per available seat mile, which are both used to help determine an airline's profitability.
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In the quarter, cost per available seat mile (unit costs) at Midwest Airlines increased 9.
Mainline cost per available seat mile for the second quarter 2008 grew by 35.
NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES (Unaudited) Cost Per Available Seat Mile Reconciliation Three Months Ended % Change March 31, Better/ 2005 2004 Worse) Midwest Airlines Cost per available seat mile (CASM) $0.
This would provide Northwest with an opportunity to drive its cost per available seat mile (CASM) below levels now being reported by legacy carrier competitors American and Continental.
Mainline cost per available seat mile (CASM), excluding fuel and accounting charges, for the second quarter of 2008 increased by 2.
NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES (Unaudited) Cost Per Available Seat Mile Reconciliation Three Months Ended December 31, 2004 2003 % Change Midwest Airlines Cost per available seat mile (CASM) $0.
Unit cost pressures related to aircraft maintenance, landing fees and terminal rents (following recently completed expansion projects at Newark-Liberty and Houston Bush Intercontinental Airports) will likely prevent Continental from driving mainline cost per available seat mile down in 2004-in spite of a projected mainline capacity growth rate of 6.
The carrier said its cost per available seat mile, including fuel, increased 7.
For additional information regarding the airline's current cost per available seat mile (CASM) guidance, fuel hedging positions, and planned capital expenditures for the remainder of 2004, please visit the investor relations update, which is located in the "About AWA" section of the airline's Web site at http://www.
The company expects 2004 cost per available seat mile to remain flat year over year in spite of fuel, airport and labor cost pressures.
In spite of clear progress toward non-labor cost reduction (September quarter cost per available seat mile was down 6% sequentially from the June quarter), a true competitive re-birth will not be possible until the ALPA pay rates are brought into line with the rest of the industry.